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Frank Shinichiro Tanabe Interview

Date: May 19, 2008
Location: Seattle, Washington
Videographer: Dana Hoshide
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-218
02:33:19
28 segments
Nisei male. Born on August 10, 1919, in Osaka, Japan. Attended college at the University of Washington before being removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Established Tule Lake's newspaper, the Tulean Dispatch. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago. Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service, and served and worked in Tokyo as an interpreter. Mr. Tanabe passed away on October 24, 2012.
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Family background; adopting an English name Segment 1 of 28 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Stepfather's early work in the U.S. Segment 2 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Attending elementary school Segment 3 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of Ms. Mahon, elementary school principal Segment 4 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Going to 'Tip School,' Japanese language school Segment 5 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Recreational activities with neighborhood children Segment 6 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Participating in sports Segment 7 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Attending an annual summer camp organized by the Japanese American community Segment 8 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Becoming interested in journalism in high school Segment 9 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working in a salmon cannery in Alaska Segment 10 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of cannery work Segment 11 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working for a community newspaper, the Japanese American Courier Segment 12 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Living at the Japanese Students Club while attending the University of Washington Segment 13 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington A trip to Los Angeles, finding out more about biological father Segment 14 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Meeting the second wife of biological father Segment 15 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington In college when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor Segment 16 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Removal to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington Segment 17 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Moving to Tule Lake early to help build the camp Segment 18 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Starting the camp's newspaper, the Tulean Dispatch Segment 19 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Comparing Tule Lake to Minidoka Segment 20 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Finding a job in Chicago Segment 21 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Being drafted, recruited for the Military Intelligence Service Segment 22 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Serving overseas with the Military Intelligence Service Segment 23 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Serving in Tokyo as an interpreter with the Military Intelligence Service Segment 24 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working for ATIS, the Allied Translator and Interpreter Service Segment 25 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Covering a notorious trial in Japan Segment 26 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Receiving an honorary degree from the University of Washington Segment 27 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reflections: description of children Segment 28 of 28 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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